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Latest news from TRAFFIC

Wednesday
Oct202010

Future of ancient trade in aromatic wood uncertain

in Japanese

Nagoya, Japan, 20th October 2010—Rising demand for agarwood, problems in monitoring harvests and a persistent illegal trade threaten the future of the highly prized fragrant wood say two reports launched today by TRAFFIC.

Agarwood is found only in a few Asian tree species which produce resin-impregnated heartwood as a response to wounding or infection. It has been used for centuries as highly-prized perfume, incense and traditional medicine across Asia and the Middle East.

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Wednesday
Oct202010

South African delegates visit Viet Nam to address illegal rhino horn trade

Ha Noi, Viet Nam, 20th October 2010—This week five representatives from South Africa are in Viet Nam to discuss ways to address the growing illegal trade in rhinoceros horn from South Africa to Viet Nam.

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Tuesday
Oct122010

TRAFFIC publishes analysis of Japan's trade in wild species in advance of CBD CoP10

Tokyo, Japan, 12 October 2010 - TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, has released a report analysing the status of Japan’s trade in wild animal and plant species entitled The State of Wildlife Trade in Japan, to coincide with the holding of the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD CoP10) in Nagoya, Japan.

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Friday
Oct082010

Clampdown on illicit wildlife trade in Mandalay

Myanmar, 9th October 2010 – Authorities in Myanmar have seized a menagerie of wildlife parts and products from a shop in Mandalay including two Clouded Leopard skins prominently displayed outside the premises.

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Saturday
Oct022010

Tortoises smuggler caught for second time in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand, 3rd October 2010 - A previous arrest for smuggling star tortoises into Thailand wasn’t enough for one Pakistani who tried again, and was caught for the second time at Suvarnabhumi International Airport on Tuesday.

The Royal Thai Customs Investigation and Suppression Bureau and CITES Management Authority of Thailand stopped the 44-year-old who was attempting to smuggle in 1,140 live Indian Star Tortoises and a Gavial crocodile packed into four suitcases.

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Thursday
Sep302010

One thousand tortoises a week illegally gathered in south Madagascar

Toliara, Madagascar, 30 September—Ten or more zebu carts filled with around 100 terrestrial tortoises each are leaving the Mahafaly Plateau in south Madagascar every week, according to a survey conducted by WWF staff.

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Monday
Sep272010

Thai Customs seize four suitcases filled with ivory

Bangkok, Thailand, 27th September 2010—In yet another important ivory seizure at Suvarnabhumi International Airport this year, Customs officers have apprehended 90 kilogrammes of ivory from a passenger attempting to smuggle it into the country packed inside four large pieces of luggage.

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Tuesday
Sep212010

Enforcement agencies and port authorities aim to stop wildlife trafficking

Jakarta, Indonesia, 21st September 2010—two Wildlife Trade Regulation Courses are taking place this week in Indonesia for staff at airports and seaports to enhance their capacity to stop illegal wildlife trafficking.

Thousands of passengers and tonnes of cargo pass through Southeast Asia’s seaports and airports every day. While most of this movement of goods is legal, wildlife traffickers and organized criminal syndicates increasingly use the region’s ports for illegal wildlife trade.

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